Blevins, Henry Clay

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Photo: 48th VA Infantry Regiment battle flag replica

Age at Enlistment: 24

Length of Service: 1861-1865

State: Virginia

Rank: Pvt

Unit: 48th VA Infantry Regiment

Service Record:   Enlisted at 7 Mile ford in the Smythe Rifle Greys (later Co. D) on 18 May 1861 when the 48th VA was first formed; present on rolls until captured at Spottsylvania Court house on 5 May 1864; sent to Point Lookout on 12 May 1864, then to Belle Plains, VA and transferred to Elmira union prison, NY on 30 Jul 1864; exchanged 29 Oct 1864

Survived War: Yes

Cemetery/Burial: Buchanan Cemetery, Chatham Hill, Smyth Co., VA

Soldier Info:  Born in Ashe Co., N.C. in 1837; Died in 1899 at Chatham, Smyth Co., Va.

Relationship to Author: 1st cousin 5x